Thursday, April 02, 2015

Holy Week 2015, The Five Sorrowful Mysteries:The Carrying of the Cross

The moment we stand up for something, we are given heavy burdens to bear. Like Pharaoh, the world would seek to prevent the worship of God by giving His children a heavier burden to carry in order to distract their purpose, sap their strength, and crush their resolve.

Our Lord has received His sentence and must carry the instrument of His own death upon his bruised and bloody shoulders. It is here that the powers-that-be seek to demonstrate that the burden of going against their authority is too great a burden for any man to bear. The weight of the world will crush all who dare to oppose its might.

The Mystery is that the yoke of Our Lord is easy and His burden is light. He has made the carrying of our crosses bearable by shouldering them with us. Should we fall, He is there to help us if we allow Him to do so. The sufferings of this world are nothing compared to the glory to be revealed in us. The burden of proof is on those who would say that our existence is empty and doomed to darkness. With God it is light in more senses of the word than one.

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